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Scorpio Tankers Inc is an oil & gas midstream business based in the US. Scorpio Tankers shares (STNG) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Scorpio Tankers employs 22 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$999.3 million.

How to buy shares in Scorpio Tankers

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Scorpio Tankers. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: STNG. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Scorpio Tankers reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$11.08, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Scorpio Tankers, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Scorpio Tankers. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Scorpio Tankers share price

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Scorpio Tankers shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-25.
Latest market close USD$11.08
52-week range USD$8.2066 - USD$39.3521
50-day moving average USD$10.5608
200-day moving average USD$13.0092
Wall St. target price USD$19.79
PE ratio 3.4954
Dividend yield USD$0.4 (3.23%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.235

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Is it a good time to buy Scorpio Tankers stock?

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Scorpio Tankers price performance over time

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Is Scorpio Tankers under- or over-valued?

Valuing Scorpio Tankers stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Scorpio Tankers's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Scorpio Tankers's P/E ratio

Scorpio Tankers's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 3x. In other words, Scorpio Tankers shares trade at around 3x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Scorpio Tankers's EBITDA

Scorpio Tankers's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$518.9 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Scorpio Tankers's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Scorpio Tankers financials

Revenue TTM USD$999.3 million
Operating margin TTM 34.69%
Gross profit TTM USD$399.2 million
Return on assets TTM 4.16%
Return on equity TTM 8.89%
Profit margin 18.26%
Book value $39.625
Market capitalisation USD$718 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Scorpio Tankers shares

There are currently 7.7 million Scorpio Tankers shares held short by investors – that's known as Scorpio Tankers's "short interest". This figure is 5.1% up from 7.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Scorpio Tankers shares can be evaluated.

Scorpio Tankers's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Scorpio Tankers's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Scorpio Tankers shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Scorpio Tankers shares traded daily (recently around 1.5 million). Scorpio Tankers's SIR currently stands at 5.15. In other words for every 100,000 Scorpio Tankers shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5150 shares are currently held short.

However Scorpio Tankers's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Scorpio Tankers shares, or, against the total number of tradable Scorpio Tankers shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Scorpio Tankers's short interest could be expressed as 0.13% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Scorpio Tankers shares in existence, roughly 130 shares are currently held short) or 0.1384% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Scorpio Tankers shares, roughly 138 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Scorpio Tankers.

Find out more about how you can short Scorpio Tankers stock.

Scorpio Tankers share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 12.99% of net profits

Recently Scorpio Tankers has paid out, on average, around 12.99% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.23% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Scorpio Tankers shareholders could enjoy a 3.23% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Scorpio Tankers's case, that would currently equate to about $0.4 per share.

While Scorpio Tankers's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Scorpio Tankers is investing more in its future growth.

Scorpio Tankers's most recent dividend payout was on 14 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 20 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Scorpio Tankers's shares ever split?

Scorpio Tankers's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 18 January 2019. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Scorpio Tankers shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Scorpio Tankers shares which in turn could have impacted Scorpio Tankers's share price.

Scorpio Tankers share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Scorpio Tankers's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.2066 up to $39.3521. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

STNG.US volatility(beta: 0.97)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Scorpio Tankers's is 0.969. This would suggest that Scorpio Tankers's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Scorpio Tankers overview

Scorpio Tankers Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the seaborne transportation of refined petroleum products in the shipping markets worldwide. As of March 27, 2020, it owned, finance leased, or bareboat chartered 137 product tankers, which included 42 LR2, 12 LR1, 62 MR, and 21 Handymax tankers with an average age of approximately 4.4 years. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Monaco.

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